Nationally, bike trips of all types have more than doubled between 2001 and 2009. In addition, bike commuting has grown 47 percent over the past decade, with large cities seeing 73 percent growth. Cycling for transportation is still most common among low income Americans, with 49 percent of bike commuters earning less than $25,000 per year according to a Kinder Institute for Urban Research analysis of 2010 Census data. Such findings carry significant roadway design implications. According to a 2016 research study conducted by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), of the 60 percent of Americans who are “interested in riding," fear of traffic injury was a main reason preventing them from increased biking. However, eighty-one percent said they would feel comfortable riding on a street with a physically separated bike lane. Cleveland’s proposed, city-wide Midway Protected Bike Boulevard Network would provide a separated bike lane for rid...
At the City Club, we love books. And authors. And speeches by authors. We know you do, too. So, at the urging of our members, we decided to create a (Pilot) City Club book club where we read and discuss the books that are featured at City Club forums.
We begin with Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by Yale law professor James Foreman, Jr. He spoke at the City Club for our annual Law Day forum on May 5.
Interested in reading and discussing the themes in the book? Join us for our first book club lunch on:
Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Noon
The City Club
$5 for lunch and conversation
Spots are reserved on a first come, first serve basis
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Tickets for this event are currently sold out. Tune to 90.3 WCPN ideastream or watch the live stream of the event here beginning at 12:30 p.m. on May 19. Arguably, one of the most contentious and divisive issues currently facing the facing the federal government is healthcare reform. The Republican party has lobbied for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for years. On May 4th, House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The Senate has yet to vote on the House measure and leaders have indicated they might produce a different ACA replacement bill. The complexities involved - pre existing conditions; expanded Medicaid; layered networks of payers, providers, and stakeholders; the role of state-by-state policy; who and what is covered; and the role of individual states in making decisions - contribute to the emotional and structural challenge of designing legislation that creates a system that works for everyone. Join us...
The plight of middle America and the white working class became a focal point of the 2016 presidential election. The recession, declines in traditional manufacturing jobs, and stagnant wages left many frustrated and angry that the economic prosperity witnessed on the coasts failed to reach their hometowns. How do we revitalize economic growth in middle America? Join us for an evening of conversation on the economic opportunities and challenges facing America's heartland. J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, will deliver a keynote address. Michael Lind, co-founder and Senior Fellow at New America, will share the prospects for an industrial comeback from The New American Heartland: Renewing the Middle Class by Revitalizing Middle America study published by the Center for Opportunity Urbanism. A panel conversation will follow. Panelists include:Michael Hecht, President and CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.India Pierce Lee, Chair, Vi...
Two of the main vanguards of the sharing economy are Airbnb and Uber, companies that found a way to monetize sunk costs. Airbnb currently has
more than 100 million users and 640,000 hosts in 191 countries, while Uber boasts
more than eight million users, fulfills one million rides each day (more than taxis), and is active in 60 countries. Airbnb, Uber, and other similar companies are considered "disruptive" in that
they challenge the traditional ways of how people secure certain goods and services. Their radical premise proved so disruptive to current industries that many were banned or highly regulated - Uber has suspended activities in cities like Portland and San Antonio, while Airbnb hosts in New York run the risk of incurring a fine for posting their home on the popular site. Do these "upstarts" represent a cultural upheaval and a new way of doing business? Join us as ideastream® Morning Edition host Amy Eddings talks with Brad Stone, Senior Executive Editor ...